Program Information: Grenoble Graduate School


About Grenoble Graduate School

The Grenoble Graduate School of Business (GGSB) is a private institution of higher education and has been rated as one of the “Top Ten French Business Schools,” as well as numerous other recognitions. Founded in 1984, Grenoble Graduate School of Business specializes in technology and intercultural management within business administration.  Graduate students may earn a French Masters degree with one-year of study as part of our double-degree initiative.  Grenoble GSB offers courses in international business, general business studies, economics, marketing, management, French language, finance, international communication, public relations and more.

Grenoble, located in southeast France, is one of France’s foremost international cities.  Nestled in the French Alps, it was the host of the 1968 Winter Olympics.  With more than 36,000 students, 8,000 researchers, and numerous international companies, Grenoble is a booming city where technology and education play a vital role.  The surrounding French Alps provide leisure activities year-round.  The city is just three hours from Paris by high-speed train, two and a half hours from Turin, Italy, and one and a half hours from Geneva, Switzerland.


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Courses are conducted in English, so prior knowledge of French is not required. Students must be degree-seeking and have completed one semester at GVSU. For the undergraduate program, students must have junior standing and have completed a majority of their core business classes. GGSB recommends that all students have a minimum GPA of 3.0 at the time of application. For the graduate program, students must have a bachelor’s degree, be enrolled in the MBA program at GVSU, and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 at the time of application.

The Grenoble Graduate School of Business provides assistance to students in finding off-campus housing. Students are responsible, however, for securing their own arrangements. Students find accommodation in nearby flats within a short distance from the institution.  GGSB staff will provide information to students on how to secure a housing placement.
Academic Program & Courses

Students interested in this program will be required to secure faculty approval for the courses they wish to take at the host institution.  For a list of courses that have been pre-approved, visit the Seidman College of Business website at:

Course that are not listed online on the course equivalency chart will require departmental approval.

The language of instruction is English with the exception of the French language courses.

If you have questions regarding this process, please contact the Padnos International Center.

For additional information on how to apply, please click here.


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